Quantum Computing and Information

The development of Information and Communications Technologies based on Quantum Physics will dramatically change several key domains for the Economy of the future:

  • some very slow computations when solved by classical computers will be dramatically speed up by new quantum computers,
  • much more precise simulations of very physical complex systems will be enabled by quantum simulators,
  • increased sensitivity of metrology systems will be attained by quantum sensors, and,
  • Internet communications will be more secured by the application and deployment of new quantum cryptography systems.

These new Quantum-based systems will not replace Classical Information and Communications ones but will be run in conjunction with them by enhancing them where Classical ones present critical weaknesses, as impossibilities of simulating some biochemistry systems in the pharmaceutical systems, achieving nano-scale sense of physical magnitudes, solving some hard computing problems, or warranting secure communications that cannot be never deciphered by third parties.

Main Topics

During the programme, participants will gradually deep dive in the quantum-related topics:

  • Short course on fundamental concepts of quantum physics accessible to non-quantum specialists.
  • Introduction to key quantum algorithms and quantum coding platforms.
  • Discussion of quantum computing benefits and their impact on widely deployed algorithms used for key establishment and digital signatures.
  • Solutions based on post-quantum cryptography as well as quantum key distribution.
  • Practical works conducted in small groups of students relying on the usage of some Virtual Machines offering quantum computing capabilities, in different service providers’ clouds (e.g., IBM Qiskit)
  • Innovation & business challenges specifically raised by quantum computing technologies
  • Juridical impact of Quantum information.

The summer school will include lectures, practical work, and excursions. Part of the activities will be the participation of the students in mini projects in order to better understand some advanced topics. At the end of the summer school, the participants will also be requested to participate in a pitch competition.

Preliminary Schedule

Intended Audience

The Summer School is open to young professionals, as well as Bachelor, Master or Ph.D. students, who want to deep-dive in emerging digital technologies and learn how to turn these technologies into business. This will enable them to become non-expert still informed designers and developers in the field of Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Sciences, having ability of talking and understanding the quantum language. This will enable them to contribute as innovators in start-ups or larger companies.


The Summer School takes place jointly at the SophiaTech Campus of Université Côte d’Azur in Sophia Antipolis, the largest technology park in Europe, and in some other campuses in Nice city center of Université Côte d’Azur. This is one of the top 10 research-intensive universities in France.

The city center of Nice can be easily reached within 30 minutes via bus line, from Sophia Antipolis. You will enjoy Nice city with its great variety of cultural, sports, and social activities, such as jazz festivals, pyrotechnic art festival, perfumery tours in Grasse, museums, sailing, diving in the Mediterranean Sea, hiking in the Alps, Principality of Monaco, all the French Riviera cultural heritage.


Accommodation can be provided by the following hotels:

Local school organisers will provide you with all support and info you may need.

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Co-Funded by the European Union